My Family 's Military Background Essay

802 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Noted scientist Charles Darwin once said, " It is not the strongest of the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change." This quote is inspiring to me because all my life I have dealt with constant change, and it has structured the person I am today. As a result of my family’s military background, I have learned the importance of adapting to different environments, financial stability, and trust. I have always lived the military life, my parents were enlisted in the Air Force for 23 years. During that time we were stationed at Lakenheath Air Force Base, England, where I was born and lived there for ten years. Then we moved to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland shortly before my parents retired. Now, my husband, Kevin, is a warrant officer in the Army and has been enlisted for over 14 years. He has been on numerous deployments and is currently deployed. My husband and I have only moved once and hope to stay at Fort Eustis for the remaining of his career. In addition, both of our families have a strong military background. Kevin 's father was in the Army for 10 years, both of our grandfathers were in the Army and fought in World War II, and our great grandfathers were in the Army. As a result of my family’s military background, it has taught me the importance of adapting to different environments. While my family and I were stationed in England, I attended a military school on base. Moving to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland was a…

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